COTABATO —The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE Philippines) conducted a consultation today (November 21, 2019) on the drafting of the Bangsamoro Electoral Code at the AlNor Hotel in Cotabato City. Participants included CSOs such as the Alliance of Tri-Peoples for the Advancement of Human Rights, Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc., USBTD, and LENTE Chapters, and COMELEC.
Atty. Ryan Jay Roset, Consultant of LENTE, facilitated the discussion and asked the participants three questions: (1) What do you like about ARMM Elections? (2) What don’t you like about ARMM Elections and its possible solutions? (3) What do you want to see in BARMM Elections? Participants shared that though they were happy that Moros were now exercising their right to suffrage more than before, improvements were still being sought on various areas, such as the failure of the COMELEC to take immediate actions on election offenses.